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“I started this blog back in 2009 with the thought that my clients could learn about Fitness, Health, and Nutrition principals. I started out creating videos and posting them here for people to see how to do the exercises correctly and with good form. Almost a decade later, the mission has not changed.” – Mike Cola
Fitness Contrarian is all about mastering the ageless workout and diet. The goal of this blog is to teach you how to build muscle in your 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s while staying lean and not over training.
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We all know that fruits are a good source of vitamins and minerals but when it comes to weight loss you have to remember they also contain sugar. My approach to losing weight is based on a low sugar model so I recommend that you limit your fruit consumption to no more then two per day.
I have had many personal training clients that would pick on fruit all day thinking they are doing a good thing but when it came to losing weight they had a hard time. As soon as they cut back on the amount of fruit they were consuming; however, they started to lose some weight(…)read more
I wanted to do a fun post about the weights and heights of some well known celebrities because so many of my personal training clients aspire to have a body like Megan Fox or Ryan Reynolds.
What I did not realize is that it is hard to get accurate information about celebrities weight and height. It took a lot of time researching through the Internet and several magazines to come up with some real numbers. Not to mention these actors are always gaining and losing weight for different roles so I tried to find out what they normally weigh. I picked popular celebrities that are well known for having a great body. In addition, I thought it would be fun to have a little bio (taken from Wikipedia) of each actor as well(…)read more
Muscle hypertrophy (muscle cell enlargement) is an area of great debate in the fitness industry. Everyone has their opinion on how to overload the muscular system to produce growth and there are new studies coming out every week proving one method is better then another. But how do you resistance train if your goal is to get stronger and leaner while avoiding that overly developed bodybuilding look? Most of my personal training clients want more of that ripped athletic look but also want to be as strong as possible(….)read more
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